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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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25 Oct 2015
According to the European Commission, tackling the challenges faced by the Western Balkans requires a collaborative cross-border approach. This is why President Juncker convened the leaders of the countries concerned and most affected by the...
23 Oct 2015
This Business Insider article presents the struggle that Zaki Khalil, a Syrian refugee, is facing in trying to get his family across Europe. According to the refugee, the most difficult part for his family has been crossing the Serbo-Macedonian...
21 Aug 2015
Time reports on the unfolding crisis situation at the border between Greece and Macedonia. Macedonian police fired tear gas and stun granades on migrants, including families and children, trying to cross the border from Greece into Macedonia. ...
21 Aug 2015
The World Post reports on the migrant situation in Macedonia, where border security forces have formed a line of shields, laid down barbed wire, and launched stun grenades and bullets into a crowd of 5,000 migrants, including children and babies, to...
10 Aug 2015
US News reports that Hungary has received over 110,000 asylum requests so far in 2015, more than double the number from the entire year of 2014, bringing increasing numbers of vulnerable and unaccompanied minors. As the Hungarian government works to...
03 Aug 2015
The Prague Daily Monitor reports that due to security reasons, about 30 families with children and pregnant women were transferred from a refugee detention centre in Bela pod Bezdezem to another facility in Zastavka u Brna, south Moravia. Police at...
03 Aug 2015
Newsweek reports that the European Union has agreed to provide the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with $99,700 (90,656 euros) of humanitarian aid to help cope with increasing numbers of migrants passing through the country. Countries within...
02 Aug 2015
The Guardian reports that not enough is being done to help women and children migrants at Calais, who have been arriving in increasing numbers to the camps established there. Director of French operations for Médecins du Monde (MdM) Jean-François...
23 Jul 2015
Express reports on government estimates that a migrant baby boom will cause a 20 per cent increase in secondary school students in the next decade, with around 3.3 million students expected to be in state schools by 2024. This is a reversal of a...
17 Jul 2015
The Independent reports on a recent situation in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel comforted a crying Palestinian child refugee at a question-and-answer session. The young refugee had asked Merkel for help in resolving her application for asylum...

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